I wonder what people think about the elf dolls?
For those who don't know anything about it: About The Magic Elf Christmas Tradition - Elf Magic
You have one elf doll that pops up between Thanksgiving and Christmas to "visit" the home. At night they "come alive" and "move around and play around". So the kids have to look for the doll in the morning to see what it's "up to". Examples: The doll would be found "eating in the cooking jar", "hanging from the ceiling fan", "playing the piano", etc. On Christmas, Santa takes back his elves.
Someone said that the spirit of Santa doesn't have to be ruined if the kids knew the truth, but, dude, there is no way in hell the fun that the elf doll brings would continue if the kid knew the elf was fake. What kid would continue to do the elf doll thing knowing it's fake?!
Personally, I think the elf doll thing is creepy. I mean.. "comes alive"?! Sounds like a horror movie... but my stepsister's kids love it so much that they look forward to the elf thing more than the presents themselves!